Falcons Rout UNLV, 4-0, in Las Vegas

    Senior Eric Wilson scored his first career goal Friday
    Senior Eric Wilson scored his first career goal Friday

    Oct. 14, 2011

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    Four different Air Force players scored Friday night as the Falcon men's soccer team blanked UNLV, 4-0, in Las Vegas, Nev., to capture its first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation win of the season. The Falcons, who snapped with a three-game winless streak, improved to 7-4-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the MPSF, while the Rebels fell to 2-9 overall and 1-2-1 in league play.

    Junior Kevin Durr opened the scoring with his fifth goal of the season in the 23rd minute after taking a pass from fellow junior Garrett Getschow and placing a shot into the top left corner past UNLV goalie Ryan Harding. Freshman Zachary Modly made it 2-0 in the 32nd minute with a point-blank shot off a centering pass from senior Ben Chavez.

    The Falcons completely dominated the first half, outshooting the Rebels 9-1, including a 6-0 advantage in shots on goal, and took the 2-0 lead to the intermission.

    Air Force came out just as hot in the second half as Getschow scored his team-leading seventh goal in the 66th minute, then senior defender Eric Wilson wrapped up the scoring just over two minutes later with the first goal of his career, a header off a free kick from Durr that got past Harding.

    Junior goalie Matt Underwood made two saves in posting his second shutout of the season and fourth of his career.

    Air Force's four goals in one game are the most against a conference opponent since defeating San Diego State, 4-0, on Nov. 7, 2004.

    The Falcons return to action on Sunday, Oct. 16 against the 5th-ranked New Mexico Lobos in Albuquerque, N.M. The game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

     

     

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